Structural applications

Structural applications

A refinery is only as good as the structural components within it. These include staircases, railings, pipe bridges, and more. From protection against dropped objects to strengthening bolted connections, you can count on Nord-Lock Group to provide safety and security to your refinery’s structural components.

Common issues

Corrosion of Fasteners

Many refineries are located in coastal regions where corrosion, rust, and exposure to chemicals threaten secure connections. Nord-Lock Group provides state-of-the-art solutions for even the harshest environments. 

Our broad range of fastening solutions incorporates a wide variety of tough materials, including options treated with corrosion-resistant coatings to stand the test of time.  

Dropped Objects

Accidentally dropped objects are a common occurrence in downstream oil & gas environments – and, unfortunately, cause a myriad of problems including structural damage, disruption of operations, and worker injuries…or even deaths. These incidents can take place during installation, construction, and operation of a refinery.

Nord-Lock Group solutions provide continued, secure connections with your infrastructure and minimize the effects of accidental drops. Additionally, Nord-Lock Group has been an active member of DROPS (Dropped Objects Prevention Scheme), the industry-wide initiative focused on preventing dropped objects, with the ultimate goal of delivering a second nature dropped objects prevention strategy across the oil & gas industry.

Weakened/Loosened Connections

Loosened or weakened bolts can result from improper tightening or problems associated with soft contact surfaces. Nord-Lock Group solutions solve these common issues with our industry-leading technologies – including Nord-Lock wedge-locking washers and cutting-edge Superbolt and Boltight tensioning products, all of which prohibit unintentional loosening.

Case studies

Steel Chimney/Structural Application (Nord-Lock)

Storage Rack/Structural Application (Superbolt / Nord-Lock)

These pages are specific to customers working in downstream environments, for more oil & gas industry bolting solutions please click here.